Blizzard Zero G LT Touring Ski 2022 – 2023 | Review

The Zero G range from Blizzard goes on another diet to create this slender ski mountaineering ski

Why we chose the Blizzard Zero G LT: Lightweight and efficient

Lengths (cm): 164, 171, 178
Sidecut (mm): 108 / 80 / 94 (171 cm)
Radius: 21m (171 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber
Weight (per ski): 1,040g
Price: £630


The Zero G range from Blizzard has quickly become a favourite for ski mountaineers and ski tourers alike. They’ve consistently featured within our buyers’ guides and, in the case of the Zero G 95, they’ve even skied from the summit of Lhotse.

Now, for the 22/23 season, Blizzard are bringing this level of lightweight performance to a pair of ski mountaineering planks with an 80 mm waist in the all-new Blizzard Zero G LT. They’re a pair of touring skis that have seen further weight reduction to create Blizzard’s answer to the sub-1,000 gram ski category.

Blizzard Zero G LT Construction

The heart of any Zero G ski is, of course, that signature Carbon Drive L.T laminate. This is essentially a carbon fibre laminate that’s been developed to provide unidirectional flex an to give strong torsional strength. It’s all about that but also about not being so stiff that the skis become unforgiving. Particularly reassuring when you consider the low weight of the skis (extremely stiff lightweight skis is a bit of a recipe for a ski deflection nightmare).

“The heart of any Zero G ski is, of course, that signature Carbon Drive L.T laminate”

Blizzard has then combined this carbon laminate with their ‘Trueblend Tour’ woodcore; essentially the touring-specific version of their interesting core construction method. In this case, Trueblend utilises two different densities of wood core (paulownia and poplar) materials in certain areas of the ski.

This means that Blizzard has been able to stiffen up the underfoot, and tail sections of the ski, for stability and confidence on the downhill. It works well even on on steep slopes, while a slightly softer section sits towards the tips provides easier turn initiation and a slightly more forgiving ride.

Blizzard Zero G LT Shaping

Subtle rocker profiles and very slight tapering provide the Zero G LTs with a long effective edge for bite and grip on steep and icy terrain, the kind of stuff these skis have been primarily designed for. Although the tip and tail tapering is subtle, it will work well to provide a (much needed) boost in soft snow performance.

The 80 mm waist is then combined with this tapering to provide some degree of soft snow performance (compared to other skis in the sub-1,000 gram category). The 21-metre radius will also help prevent the skis feeling too twitchy at speed, while providing a long effective edge when flexed on steep slopes.

Then, as expected on a touring ski in this weight category, you’ve also got a notched tail for secure skin clip placement, and a notched tip if you’re usually running race skins.

What Is The Blizzard Zero G LT Good At?

Weight: 9/10
Soft Snow: 4/10
Hard Snow: 9/10

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